Fall Thoughts: Why I Love Writing

Fall Thoughts: Why I Love Writing

Welcoming Fall I absolutely love fall. The changing colors of the leaves, the crisp, clear air, and of course, getting lost in corn mazes. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin anything (unless it’s bread), but I’ll gladly accompany my family to a pumpkin patch and watch them...
Blaming The Book: Life Update And Giveaway!

Blaming The Book: Life Update And Giveaway!

Ups & Downs Life is full of ups and downs. I’m personally more of a “bad news first, good news later” person, so let’s talk about the downs before we celebrate the ups! Allergic to Writing I’m currently in the middle of writing the second book in the Adventures In...
Writing Through Chaos

Writing Through Chaos

Daily Distractions I sat down to write the other day—only to remember that I had an email to write. Once I wrote the email, I remembered that I had to put my wet laundry in the dryer. After that, I saw some trash on the ground in my room and decided to pick it...
How to Become A Successful Writer (The Hard Way)

How to Become A Successful Writer (The Hard Way)

The Myth of “Talent” The more I write, the more convinced I become that writing and becoming a successful writer is about two things—and talent isn’t one of them. In fact, I’d say that writing is a lot like talking. It doesn’t take talent to learn how to...
Regaining Balance As A Writer With A Life

Regaining Balance As A Writer With A Life

A Wild Ride Spontaneity is a huge part of my life, but I also enjoy having routines and plans.  As a writer, plans help me stay motivated and keep my stories on track. And as a person, plans help me prioritize my responsibilities so I still have time to do what I...
The Bright Side Of A Bad Review

The Bright Side Of A Bad Review

Receiving Reviews I can’t think of a single author who enjoys receiving bad reviews.  I mean, if you put a lot of time and effort into writing and editing your story, the last thing you want is for someone who may have never even written a book to come along and start...
Managing Expectations As A Writer With A Life

Managing Expectations As A Writer With A Life

Pressing Pause Sometimes life feels like it’s moving way too fast, like some sort of confusing action/thriller movie.  But unlike a movie, there’s no button you can press to pause life while you try to figure out what’s going on with the plot. Life Update In the past...
The Definition of Success

The Definition of Success

What Is Success? What does success look like for a writer? What makes a writer successful? Am I a successful writer? Ever since I published The Librarian’s Ruse last week, these questions have been swimming around my head like a goldfish in a bowl. The Truth...
The Librarian’s Ruse: #1 Bestseller?

The Librarian’s Ruse: #1 Bestseller?

Surprise! What’s this? Two posts in one week? Yes!  It’s release week for The Librarian’s Ruse (my new YA fantasy novella), so I want to keep you updated about what’s going on. I have some really exciting news! Yesterday, The Librarian’s Ruse was officially released...

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